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Meaning of “nauseous” in the English Dictionary

"nauseous" in British English

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nauseousadjective

uk   /ˈnɔː.zi.əs/ /-ʒəs/  us   /ˈnɑː.ʃəs/
feeling as if you might ​vomit: Roller ​coasters make me feel nauseous. UK formal making you ​feel as if you might ​vomit: the nauseous ​smell of ​rottingfleshhumorous The bride's ​mother was ​wearing a nauseous (= ​extremelyunattractive)combination of ​green and ​yellow.
(Definition of nauseous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nauseous" in American English

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nauseousadjective

 us   /ˈnɔ·ʃəs, ˈnɔ·zi·əs/
feeling that you are ​likely to ​vomit, or causing this ​feeling: He ​felt nauseous and ​dehydrated. unpleasant, nauseous ​odors
(Definition of nauseous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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